liger-inuzuka asked: Would you be so kind to tell us more of your Hermes/Hermes series? It passed by us and we mistook it for a comic, but find that the name is a luxury brand. Is it a personal project of yours? Thank you for your time.
Yes, it is a personal project! It’s been a long running dream of mine to illustrate ads for big fashion houses and in doing these illustrations I was able to indulge in that fantasy.
The Hermes concept came from my childhood confusion of the Hermès brand for the Greek messenger god, Hermes - a connection I’m sure that everyone makes. But I was surprised when doing a little research that no one (as far as I can tell) has taken advantage of this obvious connection! Funny enough, this actually made me a little nervous that perhaps the connection was too obvious and not worth moving forward with, but wanting a personal project to work on, I decided to push aside my apprehensions and go ahead with the idea.
In the end I’m glad I went through with it as I’m quite happy with the way the series turned out. And in the process I realized that what may seem obvious to me, may not be obvious to others and that sometimes the simplest ideas are the richest to mine.
Anyway, thanks for taking the time to write! I noticed in the comment feed that a few people were confused by the series so I’m happy for the chance to answer your question.